Exostar's management team combines decades of aerospace and
defense leadership with depth of experience in e-commerce, information
technology and financial services.
AddiPresident and CEO
Marks General Counsel
Takanti Vice President, Security &
Pfeifle Vice President, Sales and
Doug RussellVice President,
Supply Chain Solutions
Richard joined the management team of Exostar in
early 2007. Initially acting as the Chief Financial Officer, he was made Chief
Executive Officer in 2011.
previously the Vice President of Finance and member of the executive management
team at Data Systems Solutions (DS&S), a world leader in asset management
and predictive maintenance. The company is an international technology leader
in various markets, including nuclear, aerospace & defense, and energy.
When Richard joined the company it was a joint venture between SAIC and
Prior to joining DS&S, Richard held various positions
of increasing leadership, having worked for an international public accounting
firm in Washington D.C. for several years before joining Atlantic Research
Corporation, a subsidiary of Sequa. Richard then moved to Rolls-Royce North
America where he assumed successive positions of responsibility, ultimately as
Director of Tax for Rolls-Royce North America. In this position he managed the
design and implementation of corporate restructurings, cross-border financing,
mergers and acquisitions, and economic development. In addition, he led the
design and implementation of the company’s "Building Financial Acumen" program
with the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
to holding an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Marymount University,
Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Masters of Tax degree from The George Washington University. He also serves on the Aerospace Industry Association Board of Governors, and is a member of the American
Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
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Ken came to Exostar in 2001 from Columbia Energy Group, a
Fortune-100 energy company, where he served as assistant general counsel. Ken
provides guidance on all legal matters at Exostar and is part of the executive
management team. He has also held leadership positions within private midsize
Wall Street law firms. Ken brings experience in both corporate and business law
– including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities
compliance, negotiation and documentation – and many years of active
participation in the high technology industry.
Ken graduated from
Columbia University School of Law in 1977, after receiving his undergraduate
degree from Columbia College. He has attended executive development programs at
the University of Maryland and The Wharton School. Ken has been active in both
professional and community organizations, including the American Bar
Association and as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He also served as
a public arbitrator of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, as a member
of the board of directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of
Columbia, and as a member of Minority Partners in Majority-Owned Law
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Vijay is Vice President, Security & Collaboration services
at Exostar. As such, he is responsible for the strategy and product road map,
design, development, and customer delivery of these solutions. Since taking his
role, Vijay has grown the Exostar Security Solutions business. Vijay has over
20 years of experience in electronic data processing, application design and
development, and information security solutions. He joined Exostar through the
acquisition of Evincible® Software in 2004, where he was the founder and CEO.
At Evincible®, Vijay developed solutions that bridge the integration chasm
between business applications and security components such as Public Key
Prior to founding Evincible® Software, Vijay
served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Society of Worldwide Interbank
Telecommunication (SWIFT) where he architected the Next Generation of the
SWIFT Net architecture. SWIFT is the financial industry-owned cooperative
supplying secure messaging services and interface software to 7,000 financial
institutions in 197 countries processing on average an estimated USD 6
trillion of payment messages.
Vijay is recognized as an authority on
the emerging and evolving technologies related to electronic signatures and
digital identity management; and has consulted to a variety of enterprises on
these topics. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications
from JNTU in Hyderabad, India; a Masters in Computer Sciences from the Indian
Institute of Technology in Khargpur; and a Masters in Business Administration
from George Mason University, Virginia.
Vijay is a regular speaker at multiple seminars including UKCeB, FIXs
Identity Management Conference and SIBOS (a banking association
Daniel joined the Exostar management team in early 2007. As
Vice President of Global Sales, Daniel is responsible for the leadership and
management of Exostar’s Corporate and Tier Sales team. He brings market-tested
strategies that help Exostar customers address the business needs surrounding
Security, Knowledge Sharing, and Supply Chain solutions.
Exostar, Daniel was the Senior Director of North America eToken Sales at
Aladdin. He was responsible for the management of their North America Sales
Team, and an integral part of the global leadership team that grew Aladdin’s
eToken Sales from the low six figures into a multi-million dollar business unit
and into the fastest growing division within Aladdin. He was also
instrumental in the development of Aladdin's productive OEM partnerships with
Cisco and VeriSign and business alliances with the Pharmaceutical PKI Bridge,
(SAFE) the Bio-Pharma and the Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority
Previous to his tenure at Aladdin, Daniel held a number of
business development and sales positions. For Ubizen, one of Belgium’s
largest security services companies, he led the North America Business
Development activities. In this role he developed strategic partnerships with
Cisco and CheckPoint Security as well as development of their reseller
channel. Prior to this, at DocuTouch he was responsible for the opening of
their East Coast operations and led their Product Management and Sales
activities for the new region.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Philosophy from Michigan State University. Over his career he has been an
invited speaker at several events including the RSA Security Conference and
EDUCAUSE PKI Summit, and has been frequently tapped to provide knowledge
expertise in Identity Management.
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Doug joined Exostar in the fall of 2006, and is responsible for
Exostar’s Supply Chain Solutions. This includes all aspects of the programs
from roadmap through deployment, implementation and support. Doug has
leveraged his years of manufacturing experience to build out a lean,
process-based support organization, that accelerates the client’s realization
of value and benefits found in Exostar’s offerings.
Doug has spent the
bulk of his career in the military and defense industry. Spending 22 years in
manufacturing, he is an executive level operations professional, experienced
in management, administration, contracts, finance and general operations of
military and aerospace manufacturing and IT organizations.
During the three
years prior to joining Exostar Doug was the Chief Operating Officer for a
California based microelectronics company supporting most of the major missile
and space programs active today. Prior to that, he was with a defense
electronics company for over 18 years, manufacturing ground based vehicle
components, primarily to support the M1 Abrams and Bradley vehicles as well as
the Ground TOW Missile Programs. Doug spent the final 7 years there as VP
President and General Manager.
Doug began his career as a commercial
pilot, and has accumulated 3000 hours over the years.
Patrick came to Exostar in 2010 and joined the management
team of Exostar in early 2012. As Vice President of Finance, he oversees
the operational accounting and customer service, as
well as all of Exostar’s finance and strategic planning efforts.
Patrick brings more than 15 years of finance and accounting
experience. Prior to joining Exostar he was the Controller at Data
Systems and Solutions (DS&S), a world leader in asset management and
predictive maintenance, at the time a joint venture between SAIC and
Rolls-Royce. During his time at DS&S Patrick
helped lead the automation and transformation of the financial planning and
reporting process. The implementation of new tools and processes, led to
numerous efficiencies, as well as cost savings, and assisted the company in
achieving record profitability margins over the next several years.
Prior to DS&S Patrick
held positions at Defense
Group Inc., Hagler Bailly, Inc. and Hay Management Consultants.
In addition to holding an undergraduate degree in Accounting
from Radford University, Patrick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a
member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also serves on the Board of Directors for the LuMind Foundation, a non-profit
charitable organization focused on Down Syndrome cognitive research.
Exostar is a leader in secure cloud-based solutions that improve collaboration, information sharing, and supply chain management for over 100,000 companies worldwide, including some of the largest players in aerospace and defense, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. Our secure, cloud-based, single-sign-on identity and access management platform and our multi-enterprise collaboration solutions allow users to connect once and access all their critical applications and information across the spectrum of partners and vendors they work with. Exostar helps our customers utilize and protect their intellectual property, streamline the partner lifecycle, implement new engagements, and expedite all phases of their supply chain.